U2 To Tour In 2005

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — With a new album due in November, U2 plans to tour next year as anticipated. U2 manager Paul McGuinness has confirmed that the band will set out on a major tour next year but urged the band's fans not to part with any money for concert tickets until the tour details are confirmed. Some web sites are currently offering tickets for speculative dates.

"We are still very much in the planning stages of our tour for next year which will visit the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia, and the band is really looking forward to getting out on the road," said McGuinness on the band's web site.

"As soon as we have finalized the plans, the tour will be announced on U2.com as usual and purchase instructions will be clearly available. Nothing is confirmed until the official tour announcement, no tickets will be on sale until after this time."

U2's forthcoming album, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, will be released by Universal Island Records on November 22. Vertigo, the first single from the album, is currently Number 1 on the download chart and will be released to stores on November 8. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

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